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Operation Dragon Talon II nets arrests, cache discoveries

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Wednesday, 19 September 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070919-03
September 19, 2007

Operation Dragon Talon II nets arrests, cache discoveries
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi Army troops continued Operation Dragon Talon II in the southern part of the Iraqi capital Sep. 17 with the capture of two individuals suspected of anti-Coalition activities and the confiscation of several weapons caches.

Troops from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment “Dragoons” and 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team “Dragons,” 1st Infantry Division maintained pressure on extremist elements in East Rashid with clearing operations involved in a kidnapping cell in the Doura neighborhood of southern Baghdad Sept. 17. The individual is being held for further questioning.

Earlier in the day, 2-12th Infantry troops seized a pair of caches in Doura, consisting of an assortment of weapons and explosives, including AK-47 assault rifles, sniper rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, loose sticks of TNT, homemade explosives and an assortment of improvised explosive device components such as wiring, timers, and batteries.

In West Rashid, Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, captured an individual suspected to be involved with an assassination cell. The unit also uncovered weapons, ammunition and cash in the operation. The suspect is being held for further questioning.

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